Demand for U.S. corn benefited from a significant “growth spurt” beginning with 2007-08 crop year and continued through 2011-12, but that five-year boom now appears to be over, according to Dr. Darrell Good, agricultural economist at the University of Illinois.

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Chicken exports in May 2013 increased 3.3 percent in quantity and gained 1.3 percent in value over a year earlier. Exports totaled 318,196 metric tons valued at $412.12 million this May compared with 307,969 tons valued at $406.82 million in May 2012.

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India failed to persuade the World Trade Organization (WTO) to dismiss a trade complaint involving poultry brought by the United States, according to a preliminary ruling published by the WTO on July 8.

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) latest progress report on the agency’s testing for Salmonella found that young chickens are continuing to improve their performance.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending July 13 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 159,058,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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